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JJ not directing MI:4

10.29.2009

Speaking with MTV, J.J. Abrams has indicated that in all likelihood, he would NOT be directing MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4, due to his multitude of other projects currently in the stable, but instead will be producing with Tom Cruise. But this doesn’t mean he won’t have a heavy hand in what’s happening in the film.

Abrams said a little about his vision for the project, though danced around the issue of whether or not Cruise would actually be starring.

"I don't want to give anything away yet, but I will say that it's a story that will feel consistent with the world that has been created," he explained. "It's not a reboot kind of thing. Neither Cruise nor Abrams wanted to work on something that didn't feel like a worthy successor to the first three "Mission" films, but, as he said, the "story was just so damn cool, and we got so excited about it. My hope is that when the script comes in — the dream would be that we could shoot this soon."

So if Abrams isn’t going to be behind the camera, who would be a worthy replacement? I would say BOURNE’s Paul Greengrass off the top of my head, or maybe Tony Scott if properly supervised. What do you think?

Extra Tidbit: Going against the grain here, I actually think MI:2 was my favorite installment.
Source: MTV

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2:10PM on 11/02/2009
Good, he doesn't need to be watering down his credentials with any more shitty M:I sequels. 3 was ok, but 2 (as in Star Trek) will be in a whole other league, baby.
Good, he doesn't need to be watering down his credentials with any more shitty M:I sequels. 3 was ok, but 2 (as in Star Trek) will be in a whole other league, baby.
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2:24AM on 10/31/2009

Nice.

This is a good nice, but CRUISE better not be out. Without him there is not mission and most certainly mission impossible will fail and money will be thrown in the water.

This is a good nice, but CRUISE better not be out. Without him there is not mission and most certainly mission impossible will fail and money will be thrown in the water.

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10:26AM on 10/30/2009

MI:2

Agree with Madine, MI:2 has no replay value. Best soundtrack though. MI:3 definitely elevated the series, much better film than 2 and even 1 for that matter, only reason a #4 is being considered.
Agree with Madine, MI:2 has no replay value. Best soundtrack though. MI:3 definitely elevated the series, much better film than 2 and even 1 for that matter, only reason a #4 is being considered.
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11:06PM on 10/29/2009
MI2 definately the best in the series. So full of style and melodrama that you can't resist. That being said, I dug MI3 and would be on board for another.
MI2 definately the best in the series. So full of style and melodrama that you can't resist. That being said, I dug MI3 and would be on board for another.
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11:04PM on 10/29/2009

Is Cruise in or out?

This article hints at possibility he might not be the star. Is that really being considered?
This article hints at possibility he might not be the star. Is that really being considered?
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2:44AM on 10/30/2009
It's CRUISES franchise. He's Ethan Hunt. He's IN trust me.
It's CRUISES franchise. He's Ethan Hunt. He's IN trust me.
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8:51PM on 10/29/2009
Danny Boyle.. If hes not gonna get to do a Bond then he might as well do this.. Would be awesome. I can see Greengrass though
Danny Boyle.. If hes not gonna get to do a Bond then he might as well do this.. Would be awesome. I can see Greengrass though
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6:01PM on 10/29/2009
In order:
- Tom Tykwer
- Kathryn Bigelow
- Antoine Fuqua
In order:
- Tom Tykwer
- Kathryn Bigelow
- Antoine Fuqua
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2:45AM on 10/30/2009
KATHRYN BIGALOW!!
KATHRYN BIGALOW!!
5:53PM on 10/30/2009
I second Justin.
I second Justin.
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3:39PM on 10/29/2009

JOHN WOO BACK

Get him back and this time with a good story and with the help of jj abrams, perfect combination.
Get him back and this time with a good story and with the help of jj abrams, perfect combination.
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2:24PM on 10/29/2009

Tom Tykwer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and Run, Lola, Run. When given a good script, he's great. He has tons of talent viewers won't have to worry about shakey-cam overload.

Martin Campbell would be great, but he's too busy with Edge of Darkness and Green Lantern.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer and Run, Lola, Run. When given a good script, he's great. He has tons of talent viewers won't have to worry about shakey-cam overload.

Martin Campbell would be great, but he's too busy with Edge of Darkness and Green Lantern.
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1:52PM on 10/29/2009

No JJ

Bid Problem
Bid Problem
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9:06PM on 10/29/2009
Dude, JJ's on board Producing. Trust me he'll have a big big say in what goes down. It will be good.
Dude, JJ's on board Producing. Trust me he'll have a big big say in what goes down. It will be good.
1:48PM on 10/29/2009

Thank God

I agree with Jim Emerson when he said that Star Trek would have been great if it had a director.
I agree with Jim Emerson when he said that Star Trek would have been great if it had a director.
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1:44PM on 10/29/2009
I would actually prefer it if JJ didn't direct. Don't get me wrong, 3 was the best of the trilogy so far, there's no denying that, but what I like about the series is, like Alien before recently, they just keep on bringing in new directors for it.
Speaking of Alien, I say get David Fincher on this series, stat.
I would actually prefer it if JJ didn't direct. Don't get me wrong, 3 was the best of the trilogy so far, there's no denying that, but what I like about the series is, like Alien before recently, they just keep on bringing in new directors for it.
Speaking of Alien, I say get David Fincher on this series, stat.
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1:35PM on 10/29/2009
MI:2 is the least re-watchable. I saw it acouple of years ago and it was just hard to sit through. 3 is easily the most rewatchable of them all.
MI:2 is the least re-watchable. I saw it acouple of years ago and it was just hard to sit through. 3 is easily the most rewatchable of them all.
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5:50PM on 10/30/2009
I have to disagree with you friend. While the story is the lamest and anyone can predict where the film's going from the get go, the action scenes are vintage John Woo and some of the coolest I've seen. I can watch it again and again just for those classic slo-mo sequences. The other 2 are great, just don't have that repeat value to me. Call me crazy, but John Woo is the man!
I have to disagree with you friend. While the story is the lamest and anyone can predict where the film's going from the get go, the action scenes are vintage John Woo and some of the coolest I've seen. I can watch it again and again just for those classic slo-mo sequences. The other 2 are great, just don't have that repeat value to me. Call me crazy, but John Woo is the man!
1:34PM on 10/29/2009
Greengrass would be a bad idea, cant be part of two franchise with similar subject. Like Bryan Singer directing Superman Returns, that was wrong.

If there is no potential part for Denzel, you can forget about Tony Scott, but why not bring in Joe Carnahan, who was at some point was working on the third one I think, but I dont think he would want the job.

Philip Noyce knows how to handle spy thrillers ...
Greengrass would be a bad idea, cant be part of two franchise with similar subject. Like Bryan Singer directing Superman Returns, that was wrong.

If there is no potential part for Denzel, you can forget about Tony Scott, but why not bring in Joe Carnahan, who was at some point was working on the third one I think, but I dont think he would want the job.

Philip Noyce knows how to handle spy thrillers ...
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1:53PM on 10/29/2009
Singers Superman Returns was a brilliant addition to the franchise.
Singers Superman Returns was a brilliant addition to the franchise.
4:23PM on 10/29/2009
I dont think Superman Returns was brilliant, it was fine though, not as bad as many people claim it is, but it just felt wrong to me, especially with Marsden cast in a supporting role. But Greengrass would turn Mission : Impossible into Bourne : Poissible, which wouldnt be bad, but wouldnt feel right.
I dont think Superman Returns was brilliant, it was fine though, not as bad as many people claim it is, but it just felt wrong to me, especially with Marsden cast in a supporting role. But Greengrass would turn Mission : Impossible into Bourne : Poissible, which wouldnt be bad, but wouldnt feel right.
1:10PM on 10/29/2009

M:I-2 Was The Shit

Get John Woo's ass back in this bitch. Who's with me?
Get John Woo's ass back in this bitch. Who's with me?
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12:53PM on 10/29/2009

Guilty Pleasure!

Yes, MI:2 was my fave. But then again, I also get a kick outta "Just One of the Boys"... so... there ya go.
Yes, MI:2 was my fave. But then again, I also get a kick outta "Just One of the Boys"... so... there ya go.
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12:47PM on 10/29/2009

going against the grain here

those are some fine words from Mr. Abrams. Sounds like it's gonna be sick. MI:3 is my favorite. That opening scene with Cruise locked in the chair was amazing. "I swear to god I'm gonna kill you!!"
those are some fine words from Mr. Abrams. Sounds like it's gonna be sick. MI:3 is my favorite. That opening scene with Cruise locked in the chair was amazing. "I swear to god I'm gonna kill you!!"
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12:27PM on 10/29/2009
MI:2 is trash, the series didnt get good till 3
MI:2 is trash, the series didnt get good till 3
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11:48AM on 10/29/2009
Going against the grain here, do we really need another one of these movies?
Going against the grain here, do we really need another one of these movies?
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7:03PM on 10/29/2009
Why not? He's a spy dude. He goes on different missions all the time.. Bond has been around for nearly half a century, why can't Ethan Hunt??
Why not? He's a spy dude. He goes on different missions all the time.. Bond has been around for nearly half a century, why can't Ethan Hunt??
11:44AM on 10/29/2009

mI:2

Paul check back MI:2 ! It's an horrible pice of shit !
Paul check back MI:2 ! It's an horrible pice of shit !
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